Cloud Computing and Cyber Security - London

Tuesday, 10 Oct 2017, 13:45 - 18:00


Throughout 2016 the trend towards charities moving to Cloud computing has continued. Those who have made the move report many benefits such as improved cost-effectiveness and opportunities for mobile working of staff. Alongside the benefits there are still some reservations around the security of cloud based systems, along with questions around UK regulations of how and where data is stored. This training course will explore these issues, alongside key themes and trends from the world of cloud computing, providing an open view of its pros and cons. 

This training course will not be highly technical and will pay special attention on the cost implications and implementation of cloud computing as well as cyber security associated. 

Topics covered are:  

  • Definition and types of cloud 
  • Cost including CapEx vs OpEx 
  • Aspects to take into account before moving to the cloud, during and in case of leaving or changing provider 
  • Examples of what can go wrong and how to solve it 
  • Cyber security of cloud based systems 
  • Data protection and the ICO’s expectation, GDPR 
  • The cost of not having detection systems in place 
  • Live demo on detecting data leakage 

By the end of this course, attendees will: 

  • Understand the pros and cons of moving to the cloud 
  • Be able to identify which cloud is best for their organisation, including the costs associated with it Understand the process they have to follow when adopting this technology 
  • Know what security risks their organisation might face 

Who is the session aimed at?   

This course is ideal for both existing users of cloud, who want to keep up to date and those considering using cloud, who want to understand more about it. Especially designed for CEOs and FCOs who are either the decision maker or heavily involved in the decision making process.   


Peter Bodley-Scott, Head of Charities and Public Sector, Node4

Peter has worked with over 70 NFP organisations over the last 15 years, primarily implementing Fully Managed Private Cloud solutions. Peter’s areas of expertise include business requirement analysis and preparing a business case for cloud computing and IT outsourcing.   

Steve Nice, Chief Technology Officer, Node4

Steve Nice is a 30-year veteran of the software industry and in only one of a handful of certified ethical hackers in the UK. Steve Nice has worked with organisations such as the M.O.D., Boots, Ericsson, and Merrill Lynch. 

As Security Technologist, he is responsible for ensuring Node4 stay at the forefront of delivering security solutions.   

Please note - this course is for registered charities only.*

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13:45-14:00  Registration and Refreshment
14:00-15:00 Cloud computing trends      
15:00-15:15 Refreshment break
15:15-15:45  Case study
 15:45-16:30 Managing cyber security risks
 16:30-17:00 Q&A
 17:00-18:00  Drinks reception and canapes 
 18:00  End

Venue Details


Node4 53 New Broad Street, LONDON, EC2M 1JJ

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Bookings & Prices


  • CFG Charity Member - £68.00;
  • Non CFG Member Charity - £88.00;

Terms and Conditions:

Written notice of cancellations up to 21 days before an event will incur a 25% administration fee. After this time period, a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (i.e. name changes) for the course booked can be made free of charge.

CFG reserves the right to cancel any event two weeks prior to the event date. You will be entitled to a full refund or given the opportunity to transfer to an alternative date. However we regret that we cannot refund any travel or accommodation costs incurred by delegates. CFG accepts no liability if an event is cancelled or postponed for reasons beyond our reasonable control resulting from an act of God, governmental regulation, fire, war, terrorist activity or civil commotion.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the date, time or the venue at any time prior to the event date. If this occurs you will be informed of changes and given the opportunity to cancel or transfer to an alternative date.

CFG reserves the right to amend the content of the programme or the speakers where necessary without consulting booked delegates.

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